Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SWEEP DOUBLE-HEADER, SERIES AGAINST TRINITY
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Game 1: Tufts 8 Trinity (CT) 2
Game 2: Tufts 12 Trinity (CT) 5
At Medford, MA
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
MEDFORD -- The Tufts baseball team clinched a
spot in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament with a clutch double-header
sweep of Trinity College on Saturday afternoon at Huskins Field. The
Jumbos scored six runs in the fourth inning of game one to win 8-2,
then unleashed a 16-hit attack to take game two by a 12-5 final.
Combined with a 7-6 comeback victory over the
Bantams on Friday, Tufts eliminated Trinity from conference
tournament contention. The Jumbos entered the weekend needing to win
two out of three against Trinity to avoid elimination themselves.
Now, coupled with a Bates sweep at Colby today, the Jumbos are in
the field along with Bowdoin from the NESCAC East Division.
With the first game tied at 2-2, junior 2B
Brian Casey (Milford, MA) and junior LF Kyle Backstrom
(Worcester, MA) each hit two-run doubles to spark the six-run
fourth inning for Tufts. Sophomore Adam Telian (Stoughton, MA)
did a stand-out job in relief, shutting out the Bantams on one
hit over 5.2 innings to earn the victory.
Tufts had 14 hits in the seven-inning opener,
led by a 4 for 4 performance by senior SS Greg Chertok (New City,
NY), a 3 for 4 game from senior CF Jim O'Leary (North Easton,
MA) and two hits apiece by Backstrom and freshman RF Brian
McDonough (Hanover, MA).
Trinity freshman C Sean Killeen (Greenfield,
MA) provided all of their offense with a two-run home run in the
first inning. Sophomore starter Mike Regan (West Roxbury, MA)
allowed 11 hits and six earned runs in 3.1 innings to take the loss.
The Bantams, who led all three games during the
series at some point, were up 4-0 in game two after the top of the
first. They had six hits in the inning, including an RBI and run
scored by sophomore DH Matt Stafford (Plymouth, MA).
The Jumbos would surge to a 7-4 lead after five
innings. Senior C Ben Chang (Chicago, IL) walked and scored
in the second, fourth and fifth innings. Chertok had an RBI double
in the second and a run-scoring single in the fourth. Junior CF
Chris Decembrele (Walpole, MA) hit a two-run home run in the
fifth. Freshman 3B Kevin Casey (Milford, MA) had three hits
and scored twice in the second through the fifth innings.
Tufts added a run in the seventh and piled on
four more in the eighth. Six players finished with multiple-hit
games, including Chertok and Casey with three hits apiece. Casey
scored four runs in the game. Junior Carlos Lopez (Brooklyn, NY)
pitched 6.1 innings of three-hit, no-run relief to earn his
third victory against no losses.
Sophomore Tom DiBenedetto (Fort Myers, FL)
was 3 for 4 for Trinity, which had 12 hits in the nightcap.
Killeen finished 2 for 3 with two runs and Stafford was 2 for 5.
Starter Greg Talpey (Westbrook, CT) was touched for seven
hits and five runs in three innings to get the loss.
The Jumbos improved to 16-11 overall and 6-3 in
the NESCAC East. The Bantams fell to 17-11 and 6-6.